Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

Albums Ranking – Raw sales – Studio albums

This list is about studio albums only. Compilations, lives and box sets are not considered here. The figures given here are units sold.

Please keep in mind that some artists are missing, because their analysis has not been done yet. The complete list is available here. All figures reflect the value as collected at the time of the artist’s respective articles.

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11984BornBruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A.29,300,00007/07/17
21984PurplePrince and the RevolutionsPurple Rain23,030,00010/04/18
31984LikeMadonnaLike A Virgin21,250,00008/20/17
419841984Van Halen198415,440,00008/14/20
51984MakeWham!Make It Big14,000,00005/06/17
61984DiamondSadeDiamond Life13,590,00007/02/20
71984RecklessBryan AdamsReckless12,300,00003/22/19
81984RideMetallicaRide The Lightning11,740,00002/13/19
91984TheU2The Unforgettable Fire8,100,00009/18/21
101984TheStevie WonderThe Woman In Red6,620,00003/20/21
111984ChristmasMannheim SteamrollerChristmas6,450,00012/28/20
121984PowerslaveIron MaidenPowerslave5,610,00011/12/21
131984TheQueenThe Works5,140,00001/25/20
141984VictoryThe JacksonsVictory4,475,00009/26/17
151984PerfectDeep PurplePerfect Strangers4,170,00008/18/21
161984BonBon JoviBon Jovi3,600,00001/28/22
171984TonightDavid BowieTonight3,400,00003/11/22
181984BreakingElton JohnBreaking Hearts2,530,00002/05/18
191984CamouflageRod StewartCamouflage2,280,00011/23/19
201984MilkJohn Lennon & Yoko OnoMilk and Honey2,170,00010/16/18
211984GivePaul McCartneyGive My Regards to Broad Street2,160,00012/13/18
221984EmotionBarbra StreisandEmotion1,960,00003/16/18

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futiledevices

why “red (taylor’s version)” isn’t included

Ultimate

In Page 5, in Digital Singles Sales

The likes of Maroon 5 and Eminem numbers are increasing while Lady Gaga and Adele are still the same. Taking note that they which are supposed to be top 2 in the first place. The update supposed to be all of such lists.
Can the admins answer this question?

Jazz

Adele and Lady Gaga are both increasing. A few years back Adele was at 80 million, Gaga was at 60 million. Now Adele at 102 and Gaga 77. Eminem and Maroon 5 just have better streaming figures.

Paviurso

Why is Adele’s 30 not among the albums with the most pure sales? if they have even given it a Guinness World Record for selling 5M of pure units in 2021

Yefersonc_28

Actualicen a billie

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